Only Odor Proofing Course

Only Odor Proofing Course

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Regular price $160.00
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  • Student Session: March 4th.
  • Advanced Topics Program
  • Length: 6 weeks
  • Effective Training Technique
  • Recorded & On-Demand
  • Continual Access

Once our dogs understand the concept of the Scent Work game and they have their foundation skills cemented, our next step is to ensure the dog is only interested in odor. This means setting up proofing exercises that are designed to stretch the dog without setting them up to fail or posing trick questions to them. We will do just that in this 6-week course.

COURSE DETAILS

Especially when we are interested in competition, we need our dog to ignore or quickly work through potential distractions. These can be planned parts of the search areas, or outside distractions that no one planned for!

In this course, we will be covering some fun ways we can design engaging games that proof our dog's ability to stay focused on the task at-hand, without setting them up to fail, diminishing their drive or enthusiasm for the game or posing trick questions to them. Fun will be had!

PREREQUISITES

Dog must be solid on at least Birch and Anise.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

"Great section on proofing other dog odors.  Excellent information on proofing and how to work this into your training.  I would highly recommend this training" - Cliff E.

SHOULD YOU TAKE THIS COURSE

Have you been struggling with distractors up to this point?

This course will help you design customized training solutions to help you and your dog. Are you interested in competing in Scent Work trials?

As you go up the levels you and your dog will encounter both planned, and unplanned, distractors. Taking this course will help you both be better prepared.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Types of Distractors
  • Proofing v. Trick Questions
  • Odor Is Better!
  • Non-Food Distractors
  • Audio and Visual Distractors
  • People as Distractors
  • Keeping It Fun

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • your dog
  • flat or martingale collar
  • back-clip harness (optional)
  • 6'-8' leash
  • 10'-15' long line
  • LOTS of high-value and smelly treats
  • crate or area you can stage your dog in while setting up your searches
  • minimum of 10 boxes of various sizes (good excuse to shop at Amazon!)
  • minimum of 10 novel containers (Tupperware containers, purses, bag, etc.)
  • earthquake putty or GlueDots
  • q-tips
  • Birch ("Sweet Birch" aka Betula Lenta)
  • Anise ("Aniseed" aka Pimpinella Anisum)
  • Clove ("Clove Bud" aka Eugenia Caryophylatta)
  • minimum of 10 tins with holes

Owner and Lead Instructor

Dianna L. Santos

Dianna L. Santos grants Scent Work University license to feature her courses, seminars and webinars on our online dog training platform.
All of the content in this online course is created by, owned by, and the rights to the content, are reserved to Dianna L. Santos.

ENROLLMENT OPTIONS

STUDENT ENROLLMENT

An intensive learning experience, you will submit weekly homework and video assignments to the instructor to review and provide feedback on.

Includes:

- Full access to all course materials.
- Access to Student Facebook Group.
- Submit homework and videos.
- Detailed review from instructor.

AUDITOR ENROLLMENT

Enhanced option allowing for 1 video review and questions answered without the pressure of submitting weekly homework or videos.

Includes:

- Full access to all course materials.
- Go through the material at your own pace.
- May have 1 video reviewed by instructor.
- Email support from instructor.

WATCHER ENROLLMENT

Basic access option which grants the greatest level of flexibility. Go through the material at your own pace and add video reviews when needed.

Includes:

- Self-taught option.
- Full access to all course materials.
- May add video reviews for a fee.
- May add email support for a fee.

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